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Mar 26, 2012, 09:00 ET Interventional Radiologists Fight Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, Provide Hope for Chronic DVT

Interventional radiology treatments re-establish blood flow in people with chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT), reducing disabling symptoms and...


Mar 26, 2012, 09:00 ET Cryoablation Therapy Spot-freezes Breast Cancer Tumors

Individuals fighting metastatic breast cancer, where the disease has progressed to other areas of the body, may finally have another weapon in their...


Mar 26, 2012, 09:00 ET Electrical Pulse Treatment Gives Pancreatic Cancer Patients New Hope

Results of a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., signal a light at...


Mar 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Interventional Radiologists See 'Significant' Symptom Relief in MS Patients

Researchers who investigated the connection between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (a reported condition characterized as a blockage in...


Mar 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Minimally Invasive Treatment for Ruptured Aneurysm: Safe, Reduces Mortality

A burst aneurysm (a local area of bulge) in the abdominal aorta—the largest blood vessel in the body— is a deadly condition. In fact, about half of...


Mar 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Interventional Radiology: Mitigating Symptoms, Improving Quality of Life of MS Patients

Researchers report that performing angioplasty (a treatment that involves temporarily inserting and blowing up a tiny balloon inside a clogged artery ...


Mar 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Interventional Radiology: Potential Breakthrough to Treat Men's Enlarged Prostate

A new interventional radiology treatment, prostatic artery embolization, may bring hope to men with debilitating symptoms caused by an enlarged...


Mar 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Lower Dosage CT-guided Lung Biopsy Protocol Maintains Quality, Minimizes Exposure

New guidelines for CT-guided biopsies of lung nodules significantly reduce radiation exposure allowing individuals the benefit of the procedure,...


Feb 28, 2012, 01:23 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Explores "IR Evidence" in Patient Care

The Society of Interventional Radiology will feature minimally invasive scientific advances and new discoveries that may change the way dozens of...


Jan 03, 2012, 09:00 ET Not Equal: Quality of Care, Cost for PAD Sufferers

Although minimally invasive (endovascular) treatments for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) result in shorter hospital stays and the...


Dec 20, 2011, 10:33 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Receives Support From Siemens Medical

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new...


Nov 28, 2011, 11:05 ET IVC Filters: Society of Interventional Radiology Leads in Patient Care, Safety, Research

Researchers have published the largest single patient population study to date on a method for following patients with retrievable inferior vena cava ...


Oct 19, 2011, 10:47 ET Interventional Radiologists: Tough on Liver Cancer, Kind to Patients

Finding innovative, minimally invasive ways to treat liver cancer—and being able to tailor that treatment individually to patients—are hallmarks of...


Oct 04, 2011, 12:04 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Member Receives Award for Career Contributions

Society of Interventional Radiology member Barry T. Katzen, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and founder and medical director of Baptist...


Sep 20, 2011, 09:22 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Accepts St. Jude Medical Foundation Gift

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new...


Sep 06, 2011, 09:22 ET Interventional Radiologists: Learn About Peripheral Arterial Disease and Get Moving

Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a common condition affecting 12-20 percent of Americans age 65 and older that may be a signal of future heart ...


Aug 24, 2011, 08:45 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Findings Support PAD Care; Legs For Life® Gears Up

Two articles in the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, report on...


Aug 16, 2011, 08:40 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Welcomes Corporate Gift From Sirtex Medical

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new...


Aug 16, 2011, 08:38 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Funds Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation launched a major new collaboration created with an eye toward the future of the specialty with its ...


Aug 02, 2011, 12:40 ET Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Increases Impact, Offers New Initiatives

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology's impact factor—the measure of a journal's "impact" (or significance) based on the number of...


Apr 20, 2011, 10:08 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Addresses Radiation Safety, Advances Best Practices

The Society of Interventional Radiology has a long-term commitment to radiation safety, taking a leading role in measuring and assessing radiation...


Mar 30, 2011, 08:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Announces 2011-12 Executive Council Members

Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., FSIR, director of the Vascular Disease Research Center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, assumed office as the 2011–12 ...


Mar 30, 2011, 08:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Names Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., FSIR, as 2011-12 President

Timothy P. Murphy, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and director of the Vascular Disease Research Center at Rhode Island Hospital in...


Mar 30, 2011, 04:17 ET Fueling Interventional Radiology Growth: SIR Foundation Announces Navilyst Medical Pledge

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new...


Mar 30, 2011, 01:00 ET SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Announce Research Awards

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology—the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication—together with the Society of...